Fifth Viscount Torrington et al. in Cardiff - 1 August, 1787

from A Tour in South Wales, 1787, page 283:

At my return […] I walk’d for some time with Mr Os[born]; when we order’d a harper to attend us, (the first we have had,) who, if not of the neatest taste, rattled away to my amusement, (particularly Lady Townshends Delight) and was conversed with, in Welsh, by Mr Traherne; who eat some cold meat, and stay’d till eleven o’clock.

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in South Wales, 1787. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 283. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Cardiff


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist
John Osborn
Army officer, Diplomat, Politician

Listening to

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Welsh harp music performed by a Welsh harper
Lady Townshends Delight performed by a Welsh harper

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1787
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:52:29 +0000
Approved on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 14:55:06 +0000